2003 was the year I started this blog, and it is also about the time that I started cross stitching
obsessively more often. It was also the year that we moved from London, Ontario to Toronto. We were in a lovely little garden-level (e.g. basement) apartment not too far from High Park. It was a big move for us, and we loved it.
I already shared some of my 2003 projects in my 11th Blogiversary post. But, I stitched so much more than that!
This is Victoria Sampler’s Birthday Needleroll – May. I bought that kit from my then somewhat-LNS, Golden Threads in Hamilton. I loved stitching this! I think this is probably when I began to delight in doing fancy specialty stitches. It was a small enough pieces that I didn’t feel too intimidated, but large enough that I felt like I accomplished something.
I stitched up these little bags to store some Tarot Decks. From left to right they are Guinevere from Teresa Wentzler’s Camelot Sampler, Just Nan’s Swan Lake, and the middle fairy from Mirabilia’s Three for Tea. To be honest with you, I wish I had made the bags differently and included a channel for the ribbon. But, I wasn’t much of a sewest back then. Still, they turned out well enough, and I still use them.
This is Fanciful Butterfly from Dimensions. I loved stitching it because it is so delicate and pretty. It hung in our bedroom until our move, and will find a new home in my (purple!!) craft room very soon.
How was 2003 for you? I’m really enjoying seeing what everyone stitched and learning about what was going on their lives too. (An extra big thanks to Jo. You are awesome!)